Apr 5, 2022
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Saks appoints Cara Chacon as senior vice president of ESG

Apr 5, 2022

Luxury e-commerce platform Saks announced on Monday the appointment of Patagonia-veteran Cara Chacon as its first senior vice president, ESG.

Saks appoints Cara Chacon as senior vice president of ESG. - Facebook: Saks Fifth Avenue

“Bolstering our ESG efforts will enable us to make an even more positive impact on our industry and communities,” said Saks CEO, Marc Metrick.

“We are committed to developing a cohesive, thoughtful approach to strengthening our environmental, social and governance efforts across all functions of our business. With Cara’s deep experience in corporate responsibility and sustainability, I am confident that she is the right leader to spearhead these pivotal efforts.”

Chacon has more than two decades of experience in corporate social responsibility and environmental sustainability across multiple industries globally. For 10 years, from 2010 through February 2021, she served as vice president, social & environmental responsibility at Patagonia, Inc.

In this role, she led an international team of professionals in setting strategy and implementation of Patagonia’s global human rights and environmental sustainability efforts, including climate commitments, material and supplier traceability, and reporting. 
She also held several board directorship and advisory roles with key sustainability non-profits related to the apparel industry.

Prior to this, she served as global director, training & education at STR Responsible Sourcing, a sustainability advisory firm currently known as UL-Responsible Sourcing. In this position, she led a global team dedicated to the development and execution of corporate responsibility programs and training across many industries.

“Saks has a strong reputation for using its platform to champion causes that matter to its customers, employees and communities. Within the fashion industry, there remains a greater opportunity for Saks to play a role in making a positive environmental and social impact,” said Chacon. 

“I am honored to be a part of the team that is paving the way for luxury online and look forward to leading efforts to make our business more sustainable and socially responsible overall.”

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